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Andersonville Prison, Georgia. Bird's eye view - gathering roots to boil coffee Thirty-three thousand prisoners in bastile Photographed by A.J. Riddle

Andersonville Prison, Georgia. Bird's eye view - gathering roots to boil coffee Thirty-three thousand prisoners in bastile Photographed by A.J. Riddle

 
 
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Photograph shows prisoners using latrines in the foreground and masses of huts made of sticks and blankets; the cluster of huts in the foreground was referred to as "Mud Island" (Source: Notes by Sergeant Warren L. Goss of Co. H, 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment, prisoner who aided the photographer at Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Goss, Warren (fl. ca. 1864-1880). Descriptions of A. J. Riddle's photographs).
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Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2017; (D073)
Purchased from: The Horse Soldier, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 2017.
Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress).
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01/01/1864
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andersonville
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